Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas to Return to the Bright Lights of the Vegas Strip in 2022 with New Early Season Race Date
February 9, 2021
- Next edition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, one of the largest and most popular night running events in the world, set for February 26-27, 2022 - Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas to offer Half Marathon, 10K and 5K distances
LAS VEGAS / TAMPA, Fla. (February 9, 2021) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced today that its pinnacle event, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, will permanently shift from its traditional November date to become an early-year event with the next edition now taking place on Feb. 26-27, 2022. One of the largest and most popular night running events in the world, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas will offer half marathon, 10K and 5K distances under the glitz and glamor of the iconic Las Vegas Strip, giving runners the unique and exclusive opportunity to Run the Strip at Night™ with music and entertainment throughout the courses. More information regarding general registration will be available on the event website.
“We are extremely excited to start this next chapter for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas event,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for Rock ‘n’ Roll. “Moving to February will provide our participants the same amazing experience of the biggest running party on earth, with a few new twists along the way. We enjoyed our time holding the event in the fall, but it was important to us that our participants had a race date they could count on and plan towards. Moving to this new time of year will provide that assurance while allowing participants to truly own Vegas for the Rock ‘n’ Roll race weekend.”
The introduction of new sports franchises in the city, and subsequent major events in the fall, made confirming and delivering a consistent race date each year increasingly challenging. Moving Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas to the early part of the year ensures all franchises and major events have an opportunity to create great experiences for the city, community, and their respective fans and participants.
“This is another example of why the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series continues to thrive and grow in Las Vegas,” said Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events. “What started as a day race on The Strip, then The Strip at Night running experience, has now taken another leap forward. Moving to February further evolves this one-of-a-kind event because it is a Vegas weekend carved out just for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas. We look forward to again partnering with The IRONMAN Group and developing the new experiences runners can look forward to.”
Runners will once again have the unique opportunity to descend upon the Vegas Strip on Feb. 26-27, 2022 for a truly one-of-a-kind night race experience offering three different distances – half marathon, 10K and Saturday 5K. After careful consideration and evaluation, a difficult decision was made to discontinue the marathon distance from Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas moving forward.
“We have worked hard in past years to find the best possible 26.2 miles surrounding the Las Vegas Strip, however, despite our best efforts, the marathon courses we have been able to provide have not lived up to the high expectations we set for ourselves, or what our participants deserve. We will now further focus on making the half marathon, 10K, and 5K distances better than ever,” said O’Brien.
During the multi-day event, runners and walkers alike will take in the iconic sights and sounds of Las Vegas, including the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, The Fountains of Bellagio, Downtown Las Vegas, and Volcano at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Runners have come from around the world to experience to Run the Strip at Night on the famed Las Vegas Boulevard. A three-day Health & Fitness Expo will be taking place Feb. 24-26 located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, where they will be able to shop the latest and greatest in running and nutrition trends.
For more information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas event, visit www.runrocknroll.com/Las-Vegas. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit www.runrocknroll.com. Media may contact [email protected].
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
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